This Day in History- September 3

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September 3

The second year in the shadow of the pandemic, i.e. 2021 will come to a closure in just a few months. When anticipating the upcoming and unpredictable future, have you ever contemplated the history or historical events that have influenced our present? In this blog, we’ll look at some of the remarkable events that shaped this day in history, September 3.

What Happened in India on September 3?

  • 1995: Bharatiya Lok Panchayat

On September 3, 1995, Ram Jethmalani (lawyer and MP) founded the Bharatiya Lok Panchayat party.

  • 1999: New Phase of Military Modernisation 

Following the Kargil conflict, India embarked on a new phase of military modernisation.

Government plans to spend $130 billion for military modernisation in next  5-7 years - India News
Courtesy: India Today

What Happened Around the World on September 3?

  • 36 BC: Battle of Naulochus

On September 3, 36 BC, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Octavian’s admiral, defeated Pompey’s son, Sextus Pompeius, putting an end to Pompeian opposition to the Second Triumvirate.

On This Day In History: Battle Of Naulochus Was Fought Off The Coast Of  Sicily – On Sep 3, 36 BC... | RallyPoint
Courtesy: RallyPoint
  • 1501: The New Governor of the Indies

Spanish Queen Isabella I nominated Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres as the new Governor of the Indies.

  • 1752: Gregory Defeated Julius Caesar

Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) switched to the Gregorian calendar on September 3, 1752, which resulted in an 11-day loss. People rioted because they believed the government had stolen 11 days of their lives.

OTD in 1752 – The Gregorian calendar is adopted in Ireland and Britain, 170  years after mainland Europe: 2 September is followed by 14 September.
  • 1791: French Revolution

On September 3, 1791, the National Assembly enacted the new French Constitution, which established France as a constitutional monarchy.

There was a throw-off in the discus final for the first time in Olympic Games history when Americans Martin Sheridan and Ralph Rose tied with the best throw of 128′ 10 1/2 “in Saint Louis Sheridan won with a time of 127′ 10 1/4.”

  • 1938: Olympics got Cancelled  

Because of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the 1940 Olympic venue was relocated from Tokyo, Japan to Helsinki, Finland; the Olympics were eventually cancelled on September 3, 1938.

Courtesy: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • 1939: World War II

Following the invasion of Poland, Britain declared war on Germany. France arrived 6 hours later, followed by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada.

  • 1944: Anne Frank Left Westerbork

The 68th and final cargo of Dutch Jews from Westerbork (including Anne Frank) left for the Auschwitz extermination camp on September 3, 1944.

Westerbork | Holocaust Encyclopedia
Courtesy: Holocaust Encyclopedia
  • 1967: Sweden Switched to Driving on the Right Side of the Road

Sweden began driving on the right side of the road on September 3, 1967.

  • 1972: Mark Spitz Won the Gold

At the Munich Olympics, American swimmer Mark Spitz won the coveted 100m gold medal on September 3, 1972,  in a world record time of 51.22 seconds. He accomplished the freestyle sprint double after winning the 200m in a world record time of 1:52.78.

Courtesy: Olympics
  • 1995: eBay was Founded!

On this day, in 1995, Pierre Omidyar founded eBay, which is also known as Electronic Bay. 

Courtesy: Company Man
  • 2013: Microsoft Acquired Nokia

On September 3, 2013, Microsoft paid $7.2 billion to acquire Nokia.

Courtesy: IDG TECHtalk
  • 2014: Nuclear Bomb Testing by North Korea

North Korea performed its sixth and biggest nuclear test, claiming success with a hydrogen bomb test.

Famous Birthdays 

  • 1957: Sadhguru

Sadhguru (Jagadish Vasudev) is an Indian yoga guru and author. Jaggi Vasudev graduated from the University of Mysore with a bachelor’s degree in English and has been teaching yoga in southern India since 1982.

  • Debraj Ray

Debraj Ray is an Indian-American economist whose research interests include development economics and game theory. Ray has been a Julius Silver Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2002 and has been a Professor of Economics at New York University since 1999. He is Co-Editor of the American Economic Review.

Courtesy: Debraj Ray
  • 1971: Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai is a well-known Indian novelist. Her novel The Inheritance of Loss was awarded the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award in 2006. 

Courtesy: Louisiana Channel
  • 1993: Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem is a professional tennis player from Austria. The Association of Tennis Professionals has placed him as high as world No. 3 in singles, which he first reached in March 2020.

From Williams sisters to Dominic Thiem: Tennis stars who have withdrawn  from US Open, Sports News |
Courtesy: WION

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